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 Post subject: XF sedan project
Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:37 pm 
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TAS, Australia

Thought i would make a thread for my XF seeing i spend most of my time and money on this car. I came across the car in early april my ed was in the shed stripped down under going body work for the respray and i was thinking about getting a daily. I borrowed my dads ute one day and 5 minutes down the road from my house i see a XF sedan and didnt really think about it on the way home it was still there so i decided to take a look my mate put the number in his phone i went home and had a think not even a day later i rang my mate while i was at work and told him to send me the number that night it was sitting in my driveway :P The guy wanted $1200 firm i haggled him down to $1000 it had only done 135,000k's and sitting on its guts with cut springs and a blown muffler she was a beast :lol: a few nights of ownership and i had a minor bingle luckily at the time my mate was stripping his xf ute.

the night i got it i took a mate for a drive went to get a drink and flat battery the alternator wasnt charging my mates ute come in handy again
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After driving around with a white bonnet and gaurd for a while and ripping the exhaust in half on a driveway i decided to raise it up paint the panels and replace the exhaust.
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after a buff
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Painted the sills black and fitted my magnums
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Next up i put another webber on it extractors and a 2.5inch exhaust
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chrome air cleaner and tried my tremors on it
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black dash
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I got offerd a 350 holley wich i grabbed and got myself a redline torker manifold
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grabbed a chrome rocker cover off gumtree for $35
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then i put the old cut springs back in
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no rear springs
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found some side moulds that werent stupidly priced
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Mocking up the boot install
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fitted the chrome rocker cover
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cleared some space in the shed
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Exhaust note
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and new wheels 14X8 and 14X10 dragwaysImage

I have the bumpers off as i was going to spray them like a ghia but after looking through older pics i like them how they are so im going to redo the black with clear this time and spray the side moulds. Also i am currently waiting for my king springs to come in that i have on order. I also had a cam for it but i was unable to use it as it had some bad pitting in it (second hand).

Future mods
manual convo
finish boot install
fit king springs when the show up
bucket seats

later on
respray
more power :twisted:

thanks for reading feel free to comment.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:17 pm 
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spent a little time on the XF today in between fiddling around with the wagon roughly put the side moulds on with masking tape so i could see how they looked and how short i need to cut the one on the rear 1/4 as there off a wagon.

they will be re done in black with a chrome strip to match my bumpers
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also when i got the car going a few weeks ago the throttle bush let go when i was starting it for the first time in months (it was being stubborn :P ) thought i fixed it but the next day when i went to put it back in the shed my repair didnt work either :roll: so i got my mig welder out (gasless) and welded a flat piece of steel onto the pedal and 2 washers then cut a thin slit in it so the cable could slide on its bloody strong and shouldnt cause any dramas.
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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Good work buddy! I enjoyed reading your story and I look forward to reading on... :) Nice XF 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:43 pm 
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FAIRV8 wrote:
Good work buddy! I enjoyed reading your story and I look forward to reading on... :) Nice XF 8-)


cheers mate, should be plenty more updates in the future.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:11 pm 
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not much happening with this lately still waiting on my springs to turn up apparently its this week sometime. today i thought id start it up and move it out the shed take a few pics need to take a look at the holley seems to have a flat spot also the alternator isnt charging. also a friend gave me a good drivers door the current one on the xf has quite abit of rust in it so that will get sprayed when the bonnet and right gaurd are re done.

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:54 am 
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you can also fit fairmont ghia/zl fairlaine digital cluster straight into your dash just add oil gauge switch to motor
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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Love the Dragways on the XF....They look so much better than those other sets of wheels.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:11 pm 
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rustyeb1991 wrote:
you can also fit fairmont ghia/zl fairlaine digital cluster straight into your dash just add oil gauge switch to motor


i prefer the non digital clusters ive been keeping my eyes open for a spak one.

 

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Restoration: 1997 ZH Fairlane 500, 351 auto.

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:13 pm 
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revcore wrote:
Love the Dragways on the XF....They look so much better than those other sets of wheels.


cheers mate, it looks pretty good on the 18's but not as good with the dragways.

 

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Soon to be daily: 1995 EF Fairmont, mostly stock.

Restoration: 1997 ZH Fairlane 500, 351 auto.

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:49 pm 
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so i never got a call from autobarn so i rang them up on saturday and turned out they came in so i went down and picked them up put the fronts in yesterday and did the rears today sits a little higher then i wanted but they should settle down a little more spose it will be a fairly ok ride height once the drag ways are on i have them off untill i grab some washers for the mag nuts.

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i have a feeling these may be super lows i orderd ultras.

 

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Soon to be daily: 1995 EF Fairmont, mostly stock.

Restoration: 1997 ZH Fairlane 500, 351 auto.

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:14 pm 
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A few small updates.

rear springs settled alittle
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chucked the bars on to take it for a run but i was still having dramas with the holley
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found out it was leaking around the base and running down behind the linkages so off it comes
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gave it a clean up gave some bits a mild polish and painted the rest blue getting a rebuild kit for $68 includes gasketts, needle and seat, power valve etc.
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sitting on the car i havent got the kit yet
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saw an add for some brand new 265/50 14s for $300 so i grabbed them the ones on the dragways are pretty stuffed they came on 8inch 12 slotters the bloke gave me another 2 8 inch slotters so i now have a full set of those lol
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tried one on, not as good as dragways
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my little collection of bits for the car
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Soon to be daily: 1995 EF Fairmont, mostly stock.

Restoration: 1997 ZH Fairlane 500, 351 auto.

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Love reading this build, man. Keep up the awesome work!

 

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Pomfink wrote:
Love reading this build, man. Keep up the awesome work!


thanks mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:47 pm 
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it has been quite a while since my last update and i have done quite abit.

so the Holley was still no good after the rebuild apparently it was sucking in air around the throttle shaft so i bit the bullet and bought another 350
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ive got it running sweet in the shed but it ran out of rego a month ago
after a run bloody road works (before reg ran out)
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been collecting some parts
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fitted the seats
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pulled out the dash pad and steering collumn
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converted it to tbar auto using a ea/na 3sp shifter
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i lost the little rod that goes inside the shifter i spent an hour looking for it so i made one out of a buggerd phillips head screw driver. the one out of my fairlane on the right my creation on the left works a treat to.
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na console
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fitted the new collumn
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next mod
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test fitted the new door and started sanding it
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I have also picked up another dash pad in good nick ill clean it up and put it in and the interior will be done then its abit on the body. repspray the new door, drivers gaurd, bonnet, front bar, rear bar, bottom of the rear 1/4s once i remove the rust and now the passenger gaurd the paints cracking on the wheel arch and i accidently hit the gaurd moving the welder and chipped the paint :evil:

 

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Soon to be daily: 1995 EF Fairmont, mostly stock.

Restoration: 1997 ZH Fairlane 500, 351 auto.

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 Post subject: Re: XF sedan project
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:48 pm 
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This thing is cool

Not 2 hours ago i backed out of buying a nice, low k XE
Now youve made me regret my decision haha (have to move house otherwise its be in my driveway by tomorrow night)

The dragways are bloody awesome

 

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V8 - SLs - exhaust - DC LTD leather - LTD grill and garnish - LTD wood grain - body colour trim - wheels - tinted windows

1991 NCI Fairlane
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4.0L - lows - exhaust - NCII seats - NCII door trims - LTD grill - body colour trim - wheels - window tint

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